Sherrock, Harms and Raman victorious in Denmark
Wesley Harms and Brian Raman came through strong fields to claim the Denmark Open and Denmark Masters titles in Esbjerg last weekend. Fallon Sherrock capped off a superb weekend to do the double and win both titles on the ladies’ side. Former Tottenham Hotspurs, Real Madrid and Ajax footballer Rafael van der Vaart made headlines as he made his BDO debut in Denmark.
Wesley Harms claimed his first Denmark Open in fine style, averaging a majestic 105 as he saw off Willem Mandigers 6-3 in a thrilling final. Harms came into the tournament as the 2nd seed, and saw off Pal Szekely, Brian Raman, Gino Vos and Aaron Turner to make the semi-finals, where he saw off former Czech Open finalist Simon Stainton 5-2. His opponent was Mandigers, who had claimed the scalps of 1st seed Jim Williams in the quarter finals and the on form Dave Parletti 5-2 in the Last 4. However, it was to be Harms’ day, playing superbly to see off Mandigers 6-3 and claim his 3rd BDO title of 2019.
Brian Raman won his first ever BDO ranking title in the Denmark Masters, defeating Willem Mandigers 6-3 in what was the Dutchman’s second final in a fabulous weekend for him. Raman lost to Harms in the Denmark Open, but defeated Niels Heinsoe, Wes Newton, Jason Marriott and Simon Pan Bak to make the semi-finals of the Denmark Masters, where he saw off the Swede Andreas Harryson 5-3. Mandigers had seen off Wouter Vaes and Nick Kenny to make the final, where he again lost 6-3. Harms was beaten by Jason Marriott in the Last 32, while Jim Williams was seen off by rising star Justin van Tergouw at the same stage. As for Rafael van der Vaart, it was a solid weekend, as he saw off Thomas Anderson before losing to Moegens Christensen in the Denmark Open. He had it much tougher in the Denmark Masters, where he was defeated 4-0 by Danish darting legend Per Laursen.
Fallon Sherrock won both the Denmark Open and Denmark Masters to claim a superb weekend double in Esbjerg. Sherrock started the weekend by claiming the Denmark Open, defeating world champion Mikuru Suzuki 4-1 in an excellent final. Sherrock had really earned her place in the final, seeing off the likes of Maria O’Brien, Aileen de Graaf and Lisa Ashton en route, while Suzuki defeated Laura Turner at the semi-finals stage. In the Denmark Masters, Sherrock once again saw off De Graaf and Ashton, before meeting Anastasia Dobromyslova in the final. He Russian had seen off Deta Hedman and Suzuki to make the final, but Sherrock was simply too good, winning out 5-3 to claim a superb weekend double.